Shane Bradt

Shane Bradt

Full Extension State Specialist Professor
Extension Professor, Biological Sciences
Extension Professor, Geography
Phone: 603-862-4277
Office: Cooperative Extension, Nesmith Hall Room 319, Durham, NH 03824

Shane Bradt has been teaching geospatial workshops for UNH Cooperative Extension since 2001, and started his Extension Specialist position in January of 2006. 

Shane is principally responsible for outreach involving geospatial technologies, the three main categories of which are geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning system (GPS) and remote sensing. He teaches about geospatial technologies with people inside and outside of UNH through the Geospatial Technologies Training Center using a variety of face-to-face workshops, webinars, and online academic courses.  Shane is also an Extension Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Geography and works with the NH Lakes Lay Monitoring Program.

In addition to his work at UNH, Shane plays a key role in outside organizations, including: MapASyst | NH Educational GIS Partnership | Cyanobacteria Monitoring Collaborative | NH Lakes Management Advisory Committee

Shane's office is in Nesmith Hall at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.


  • Ph.D., Zoology/Animal Biology, University of New Hampshire
  • M.S., Zoology/Animal Biology, University of New Hampshire
  • B.S., Biology/Biological Sciences, Nazareth College

Research Interests

  • Application of remotely sensed data and GIS
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Limnology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Toxic Substances--Environmental
  • Volunteers
  • Water Resources, Environmental Impacts

Selected Publications

  • Bradt, S., & McGee, J. (2018). The National Extension Web-mapping Tool: From Data Exploration and Discovery to Decision Making. Journal of Extension, 56(5). Retrieved from

  • Bradt, S., & Snook, H. (2018). Cyanobacteria Monitoring Collaborative. LakeLine, (Summer 2017), 32-36.

  • Spyrakos, E., O'Donnell, R., Hunter, P. D., Miller, C., Scott, M., Simis, S. G. H., . . . Tyler, A. N. (2018). Optical types of inland and coastal waters. LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY, 63(2), 846-870. doi:10.1002/lno.10674

  • Moore, T. S., Dowell, M. D., Bradt, S., & Ruiz Verdu, A. (2014). An optical water type framework for selecting and blending retrievals from bio-optical algorithms in lakes and coastal waters. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 143, 97-111. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.11.021